Weekly Observations: Central Bankers as Gamemasters

An excerpt from a week's journal: 20 August 2018: Observations & Thoughts Today was generally a risk-on environment, with Chinese equity indexes leading the way in Asia Pacific (Japan and South Korea lagged). Indian equities continued to climb higher. The Yuan has also somewhat stabilised and has strengthened against the USD since last week. Chinese … Continue reading Weekly Observations: Central Bankers as Gamemasters

Playing Brexit: Long Euro & short Sterling

The Brits are officially leaving the European Union (EU), following the invoking of Article 50 and British envoy Tim Barrow handling a letter to the EU Council on the 29th of March 2017. An informative book on the subject is explored by Roger Bootle of Capital Economics, and I've found it to be highly instrumental … Continue reading Playing Brexit: Long Euro & short Sterling

En Garde! Playing the French Elections & a Frexit?

En Garde! French citizens are once again heading to the polls in what is arguably 2017's most widely and closely-watched high key political event: the French Presidential and Parliamentary¬†Elections! At stake? Possibly the future of the European Union (EU). That's because one of the potential candidates for the Presidency, Madame Marine Le Pen, is calling … Continue reading En Garde! Playing the French Elections & a Frexit?

The End of Pax Americana?

In the Mediterranean in May 1954, warships of the Royal Navy gave a 21-gun salute to Britain's new monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, who was on-board the private vessel, the Royal Yacht Britannia, returning from a global tour of Britain's realm. The ceremony was glorious, and was a demonstration of naval power reminiscent of the origins … Continue reading The End of Pax Americana?

Time for Uranium to regain its glow?

While most people are aware of the huge rise in many commodity prices during the boom "super-cycle" that started at the turn of the millennia, there was one particular commodity that the crowd and mainstream public was unaware of (but nonetheless saw an astronomical rise in prices as well). That commodity is Uranium (U, 92). … Continue reading Time for Uranium to regain its glow?